Week of November 10, 2014
Part 1 26:53
Grateful Dead 9/20/82 Madison Square Garden, New York City
Part 2 28:44
Bob Dylan, Down in the Groove
The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack
WEATHER REPORT SUITE
Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, So What
Interview with Robert Hunter, 2/25/88:
I brought the book, I think it had 15-17 songs, in to the Dead before we made In The Dark, of which several were selected for In The Dark – “Push Comes to Shove,” “Black Muddy River” – perhaps only those two were selected. I took about three of them for the Liberty album, and Dylan took two of them for his album. Set ‘em, and sent me a tape. That’s what I call easy to work with.
So you submitted these to Dylan, and he chose them? And there was no other communication, really?
No, he just flipped through the songbook that was sitting there at Front Street, liked these tunes, put ‘em in his pocket, went off, set ‘em to music, recorded ‘em. First time I met him he said (Dylan voice): “Eh, I just recorded two of your tunes!” And I said, “Neat!” [laughs]
He didn’t ask first?
Bob Dylan doesn’t have to ask a lyricist if he can do his tunes! Come on, man! I gotta just say this for the record. You got your Grammies, you got your Bammies, you got your Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame – as far as I’m concerned, Bob Dylan has done two of my songs, and those other things sound far away, distant, and not very interesting.
And you like what he did with the tunes?
Very, very much.
And that’s “The Ugliest Girl in the World” and -
Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:
The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On November 14 and 15, Phil Lesh & Friends play the third of their five consecutive weekend shows, with Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, and Joe Russo. Featuring numerous craft beers on tap, the venue’s intimate nightclub Garcia’s is open several nights a week and hosts local and national touring acts. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.
Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from Dark Star Orchestra’s Jamaican Jam in the Sand Getaway, February 27 to March 3 at the Grand Lido Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica. Three full, two-set DSO shows and an acoustic set, two David Nelson Band shows, Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams, Vince Herman, Sam Grisman & Allie Kral, plus two more Keller Williams shows. Details at www.DSOJamintheSand.com.